Film din zbor deaupra unei eruptii vulcanice in Vanuatu – Vulcano eruption filmed up close

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Yasur volcano on Tanna island, Vanuatu

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Film din zbor, deaupra unei eruptii vulcanice in Vanuatu

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Volcanoes and earthquakes. Inside the Volcano


Eruptii vulcanice si cutremure

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In awe of God’s creation – The sun as you’ve never seen it- Soarele, cum nu l-ati mai vazut vreodata – Coplesit de creatia lui Dumnezeu

This extraordinary video looks back on the 3rd year of operation of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Since its launch in 2010, SDO’s data and imagery have exceeded everyone’s hopes and expectations, providing stunningly detailed views of the sun. The observatory has continued to return breathtaking pictures and movies of eruptive events on the sun. These images are more than just pretty. By highlighting different wavelengths of light, scientists can track how material on the sun moves. Such movement, in turn, holds clues as to what causes these giant explosions.

SDO is the first mission in a NASA’s Living With a Star program, the goal of which is to develop the scientific understanding necessary to address those aspects of the sun-Earth system that directly affect our lives and society. Uploaded by SpaceRip

Cosmic Journeys: Attack of the Sun

Watch in 1080p as massive solar eruptions take aim at our high-tech society. 93 million miles away… an angry sun vents its rage. Dark regions, called sunspots, appeared unexpectedly on its surface… a sign of rising tension within. It had been three and a half years since the sun last erupted in fury…at the peak of an 11-year cycle of solar flare-ups.

Back then, we got ready for it… by shutting down satellites that were vulnerable to high levels of radiation. But no one expected this. In what should have been a low point in solar activity, the sun erupted in a series of massive explosions, called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs.

Electrified gas clouds weighing billions of tons raced outward. Solar telescopes recorded the action… The largest emission of solar x-rays ever seen. The hottest flares, at tens of millions of degrees. And the fastest… reaching speeds clocked at six million miles per hour.

The sun became a giant plasma weapon… more potent than any in science fiction… and pointed right at our home planet. On Earth… the Halloween storms produced some of the most spectacular auroras ever seen at the north and south poles. They also brought jolts of electricity that caused power outages in Sweden, and disrupted airline navigation.

In space, these storms damaged 28 communications satellites, and destroyed two. And they didn’t stop there. As the energetic surge swept past Mars, it was so strong it burned out the radiation monitor aboard the spacecraft, Mars Global Surveyor. Ironically, this instrument was designed to study radiation that human explorers might encounter on future missions beyond Earth.

Months later, the rush of solar energy washed over the two Voyager spacecraft, on their way to the far reaches of the solar system. CMEs like these have been known to blast their way out the far edges of the solar system, where the solar wind meets the flow of gas around the galaxy itself.

This stormy season on the sun lasted about five weeks. It was by no means the worst. A solar eruption in 1859 was so powerful it set fire to telegraph offices… several people got nasty electric shocks, simply because they were working with metal objects… and for the next few nights, auroras were reportedly bright enough to read by.

A similar storm today could easily cause more than two trillion dollars in damage to our high-tech infrastructure, twenty times greater than hurricane Katrina. But believe it or not, the threat is about to get even worse. We are beginning to change the way we acquire and use energy… by expanding our power grid to accommodate wind farms…solar arrays… new nuclear plants … and other renewable energy sources.

This grid will get larger… and smarter…. With microprocessors in most every device…communicating and negotiating with one another… running everything from air conditioners to power plants. A sudden surge of solar activity could strike the grid directly…inflicting a substantial amount of damage on the emerging smart power economy.

To understand what a powerful force the sun can be. Take a look at Venus. At almost exactly the same size and mass as Earth, it’s truly our sister planet. The thinking is that long ago, fierce solar winds stripped off lighter water molecules from its upper atmosphere. What was left was a witches’ brew of acidic gases and carbon dioxide that thickened at lower altitudes, rising to some 90 times the density of Earth’s atmosphere.

At a concentration of 95% in Venus’ atmosphere, CO2 gas trapped increasing amounts of sunlight and drove surface temperatures close to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. How did Earth avoid such a harsh fate?

One of the main reasons is that our planet has what Venus lacks… a natural defense against solar attacks.

In awe of creation – Sunrise – Rasarit de Soare – coplesit de creatia lui Dumnezeu

Madagascar—Sunrise – the Avenue of the Baobabs. The 80-foot-tall „upside-down trees” in the Menabe region could become the island country’s first national monument. Photograph by Marsel van Oosten via

Isaiah 45:6 – That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

Isaiah 45:6 – Ca să se ştie, dela răsăritul soarelui pînă la apusul soarelui, că afară de Mine nu este Dumnezeu: Eu sînt Domnul, şi nu este altul.

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by Ben (VIMEO) :  Garry B. and I worked together on this video. His music inspired me to make a video.
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In Awe of Creation – NASA | Massive Solar Flare March 6th – Eruptie Solara

Un exemplu de „semne in cer….”

This movie of the March 6, 2012 X5.4 flare was captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in the 171 and 131 Angstrom wavelength. One of the most dramatic features is the way the entire surface of the sun seems to ripple with the force of the eruption. This movement comes from something called EIT waves – because they were first discovered with the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) on the Solar Heliospheric Observatory. Since SDO captures images every 12 seconds, it has been able to map the full evolution of these waves and confirm that they can travel across the full breadth of the sun. The waves move at over a million miles per hour, zipping from one side of the sun to the other in about an hour. The movie shows two distinct waves. The first seems to spread in all directions; the second is narrower, moving toward the southeast. Such waves are associated with, and perhaps trigger, fast coronal mass ejections, so it is likely that each one is connected to one of the two CMEs that erupted on March 6.

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Previously Posted Videos

Videos of the Week

Tim Keller – The Truth About Christianity: God surrendered His freedom!

We are truly a blessed generation to have men of God such as Tim Keller in our midst. This is one of the clearest expositions on John 1:1 and in this video, besides the helpful graphics, Keller gives several good arguments which deconstruct some of atheistm’s basic view points (i.e. that you give up your freedom if you follow God, or that you are just a robot following a bunch of God’s rules). Keller packs (and unpacks) a lot in just 14 minutes.

the Tuttles (Facebook)

The story of Micah Tuttle from Portland, Oregon.

Micah wanted to be an Electrician but God had some awesome plans for his life.

He is now a jungle river village missionary in Peru.

Simfonie de Pasari – Murmuration – A Birds Symphony

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Am vazut asa ceva dar cu mult mai putine pasari pe riul Illinois, dar ce au filmat aici iti ia suflarea. Maiestrie Dumnezeiasca.

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Uploaded by  The Story of God in 12 minutes.

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In awe of creation – What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth? Cum se vede pamintul din spatiu?

ENGLISH:A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy. Raw data was downloaded from;The Gateway To Astronaut Photography of Earth” „.Virtualdub was used to create the final movie.ROMANIAN:Videoclipul începe deasupra Oceanului Pacific, continuând cu America de Nord, America de Sud şi ajungând în Antarctica, odată cu răsăritul.Printre oraşele, ţările sau peisajele care apar în filmuleţ se numără, în ordine: Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Texas, golful Mexic, peninsula Yucatan, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile şi fluviul Amazon.Cel mai mult impresionează ionosfera (linia galbenă, subţire, care înconjoară planeta) şi fulgerele de deasupra Oceanului Pacific. De asemenea, în clip se pot observa stelele din galaxia noastră.(via)

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In Awe of Creation – Earth Bound Solar Storm Video and Meteor Shower Sounds captured

Earth Bound Solar Storm: Unprecedented STEREO View

Uploaded by   A never before seen look at the path of a coronal mass ejection from the solar surface to Earth grabbed by NASA’s twin Sun-studying satellites, letting scientists measure the expanding super-hot gas shot out by solar eruptions.

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Meteor Shower Sounds Captured by Space Radar

The U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas recorded echoes of the Perseid Meteors as they passed over the monitoring facility. Includes imagery of a meteor photographed by astronaut Ron Garan aboard the International Space Station.

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Awesome Astronomy Images of God’s Universe (APOD 1995 series + 1969 moon landing)

The Trifid Nebula –  Credit: Hopkins Observatory, Karen Gloria

Explanation: The vivid blue and violet colors present in the Trifid Nebula result from the abundance of young stars there. The light from young massive stars is quite blue and has the ability to remove electrons from surrounding gas. When these electrons re-combine with the gas, radiation rich in blue and violet light is emitted. Some of the nebula’s light also results from the reflection of star light off of extremely small carbon specks known as ‘dust’. This object is known to astronomers as M20 – the twentieth object on Charles Messier’s list of diffuse sky objects. This image was taken with a 6-inch refracting telescope. Many images of Messier objects can be found in The Electronic Universe Project’s The Galaxy Gallery: Messier Objects.

M31: The Andromeda Galaxy
Credit: The Electronic Universe Project

Explanation: Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda’s image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier’s list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it takes about 2 million years for light to reach us from there.

Earth’s Moon, A Familiar Face
Credit: Clementine, BMDO, NRL, LLNL

Explanation: The  mosaic of the Earth’s Moon was compiled from photos taken by the spacecraft Clementine in 1994. This image represents the side of the Moon familiar to Earth dwellers. The Moon revolves around the Earth about once every 28 days. Since its rate of rotation about its axis is also once in 28 days, it always keeps the same face toward the Earth. As the Moon travels around its orbit, the Earth based view of the half of the Moon that faces the Sun changes causing the regular monthly progression of Lunar phases. Humans first crashed a spacecraft into the Moon in 1959, but the first humans to reach the Moon landed in 1969. There are now golf balls on the Moon.

The Far Side
Credit: The Soviet Lunar Program

Explanation: This historic picture was humanity’s first glimpse of the far side of the Moon. It was taken by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 in October of 1959. Luna 3 followed closely on the heels of another Soviet probe, Luna 2, which had become the first spacecraft to impact the Moon on September 13th of that same year.

Why does the Moon have a far side? Gravitational tidal forces within the Earth-Moon system have synchronized the Moon’s period of rotation around its axis with its orbital period at about 28 days. So, as the Moon moves around its orbit its rotation exactly compensates, keeping the same face toward the Earth.

Standing on the Moon
Credit: NASA, Kennedy Space Center, Neil Armstrong

Explanation: Pictured, the second person to walk on the Moon: Edwin „Buzz” Aldrin. During this Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon while Michael Collins circled in the Command Module above. The lunar team erected a plaque on the surface that reads: HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH, FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON JULY 1969 A.D., WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND. The Apollo missions demonstrated that it is possible to land humans on the Moon and return them safely.

One Small Step
Credit: NASA, Kennedy Space Center, Neil Armstrong

Explanation: On July 20th, 1969, a human first set foot on the Moon. Pictured above is the first lunar footprint. The footprint and distinction of the first person to walk on the Moon belong to Neil Armstrong. It has been estimated that one billion people world-wide watched Armstrong’s first step – making the live transmission from a camera mounted on the lunar lander the highest rated television show ever. Upon setting foot on the moon, Armstrong said: „That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” The Apollo missions to the Moon have been described as the result of the greatest technological mobilization the world has known.

The video of the very first moon landing of the apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with his now legenday words „One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.” This is a truly amazing video from 1969!!!

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Nebulas…(beauty for ashes) stars creating their most artistic displays as they die

What are nebulas?

M2-9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula
Credit: B. Balick (U. Washington) et al., WFPC2, HST, NASA

Explanation: Are stars better appreciated for their art after they die? Actually, stars usually create their most artistic displays as they die. In the case of low-mass stars like our Sun and M2-9 pictured above, the stars transform themselves from normal stars to white dwarfs by casting off their outer gaseous envelopes. The expended gas frequently forms an impressive display called a planetary nebula that fades gradually over thousand of years. M2-9, a butterfly planetary nebula 2100 light-years away shown in representative colors, has wings that tell a strange but incomplete tale. In the center, two stars orbit inside a gaseous disk 10 times the orbit of Pluto. The expelled envelope of the dying star breaks out from the disk creating the bipolar appearance. Much remains unknown about the physical processes that cause planetary nebulae.

Many nebulae or stars form from the gravitational collapse of gas in the interstellar medium or ISM. As the material collapses under its own weight, massive stars may form in the center, and their ultraviolet radiation ionises the surrounding gas, making it visible at optical wavelengths. Examples of these types of nebulae are the Rosette Nebula and the Pelican Nebula. The size of these nebulae, known as HII regions, varies depending on the size of the original cloud of gas. These are sites where star formation occurs. The formed stars are sometimes known as a young, loose cluster.

Some nebulae are formed as the result of supernova explosions, the death throes of massive, short-lived stars. The materials thrown off from the supernova explosion are ionized by the energy and the compact object that it can produce. One of the best examples of this is the Crab Nebula, in Taurus. The supernova event was recorded in the year 1054 and is labelled SN 1054. The compact object that was created after the explosion lies in the center of the Crab Nebula and is a neutron star.

Other nebulae may form as planetary nebulae. This is the final stage of a low-mass star’s life, like Earth’s Sun. Stars with a mass up to 8-10 solar masses evolve into red giants and slowly lose their outer layers during pulsations in their atmospheres. When a star has lost enough material, its temperature increases and the ultraviolet radiation it emits can ionize the surrounding nebula that it has thrown off. The nebula is 97% Hydrogen and 3% Helium with trace materials.

Hubble telescope image known as Pillars of Cre...

Pillars of Creation

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Bible Verses About Stars

Infinite in number  Ge 15:5;Jer 33:2

Revolve in fixed orbits  Jdj 5:20
Shine in the firmament of heaven  Da 12:3
Appear of different magnitudes  1Co 15:41
Appear after sunset  Ne 4:21;Job 3:9

When grouped together called constellations  2Ki 23:5;Isa 13:10
Exhibit the greatness of God’s power  Ps 8:3;Isa 40:26
Made to praise God Ps 148:3

The Crab Nebula is a remnant of an exploded st...

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Mentioned in scripture

One of extraordinary brightness appeared at Christ’s birth  Mt 2:2,9
Idolaters worshipped  Jer 8:2; 19:13
The Israelites forbidden to worship  De 4:19; 17:2-4
Punishment for worshipping  De 17:5-7
False gods frequently worshipped under the representation of  Am 5:26;Ac 7:43
Astrology and star-gazing practised by the Babylonians  Isa 47:13
Use of, in navigation, alluded to  Ac 27:20
Illustrative Of Christ.  Nu 24:17
Of angels.  Job 38:7
Of ministers.  Re 1:16,20; 2:1
Of princes and subordinate governors.  Da 8:10;Re 8:12
(Bright and morning star,) of Christ.  Re 22:16
(Morning star,) of glory to be given to faithful saints.  Re 2:28
(Shining of,) of the reward of faithful ministers.  Da 12:3
(Withdrawing their light,) of severe judgments.  Isa 13:10;Eze 32:7; Joe 2:10; 3:15
(Setting the nest amongst,) of pride and carnal security.  Ob 1:4
(Wandering,) of false teachers.  Jude 1:13

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